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Photographer Information
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Real Name Martin Billings
Age 72
Gender Male
Location Broadway, Worcestershire
Country United Kingdom

Member Since Sep 19, 2007
Last Active Dec 10, 2017

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Travel / Experience
Will Travel Yes
Experience Advanced
References  Contact for Info
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Types Of Compensation  Pay
 Photos
 Test Shoots
 Negotiable

Current Projects / Interests
For a medium, photography is bound up in the temporal. Appeared first in the 1820's its capacity to reproduce reality was viewed with awe. Now it’s taken with a pinch of salt. In our image-obsessed, image weary age, we know better. Suddenly we're all photographers. We accept that, from advertising to family albums, photographs can lie. "The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality," said Susan Sontag, "And eventually in one's own."

I adore nakedness, using its glorious rudimentary state with respect to the desired photograph. Two quotes hold true where nudity is concerned. First the words of Michelangelo, "What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed'. The second from John Berger, "Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress".

The pictures that I love to create, have sensuous and expressive images full of natural, happy eroticism and self-confident femininity, sensitivity and are very close and cheeky. I like to think I have a penchant for use of available light and a relaxed photo-documentary style, this gives my pictures a natural feel with some Cartier-Bresson touches. Some say my sharp-eyed approach provides sensual and evocative images and may suggest irreverent handling of a subject. I'm beginning to disregard conventional tastes, and some mystery, decadence, and provocative images are emerging into my portfolio - it never ceases to excite me when my images become talked about; whether it's derogative or complimentary.

I love theatrical scenarios and spontaneity is always encouraged; I believe sensation and stagecraft is in all of us. A recent compliment from the USA said, "Your poses calmly whisper passion". A substantial comment and standard to sustain, and a high objective to achieve each time I raise a camera.

Published Works / Past Projects
2006 - Little Red Jacket photographic project.

Continually undertaking commercial work and completing freelance photography projects, nothing ever stands still with more potential digital imagery to fulfill. Life is a sweet progression of photographic creativity.

Stock photography in constant use world-wide provides unlimited source of friends and collaborators. Many new images added weekly. The world of photography should never be just reserved for making money, but give freedom of expression and creativity, many of my photographs are freely available for download and use at no fee.

New website has celebration to the LRJ original site which closed 23.12.08. And new work is always being published.

INTERNATIONAL APERTURE AWARDS
- 2009 - Three Bronze Awards
- 2010 - One SILVER AWARD and Four Bronze Awards
- 2011 - One BRONZE Award
- 2012 - Four BRONZE Awards

PUBLISHED: Professional Photographer magazine - January 2012 and January 2013

Italia VOGUE - http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Profilo/09889665-9a4d-4c3f-b3e4-623dd7d8f29c/User

CREATIVES at www.littleredjacket.com
Albums:
Photographic Assignment at Berkeley Castle
BLISS
Unshackled
Wonders in Aliceland
Wonderland Dreams of Colours
Tribute To Helmut Newton Portfolio - 2010
Shameless & Suited - 2010
Blue Angel - 2011
Kooky Chic - Adieu Neustaedter
Affinity of Contours
INAMORATA
Reflectere - Amour-Proper
SPECTATRIX - The feminine witness
THE STRAND GIRLS - Intimate photography of femininity with inescapable passion, panache and savoir-faire.
Flamingo Tint - Newsprint Pink Couture
Butterflies of the B I Z A R R E - Becoming Scandalous

Impulsion at littleredjacket.com is worth visiting for the unusual and even bizarre images and writings.

http://www.littleredjacket.com

http://www.martinbillings.com

http://martiuk.deviantart.com/

http://www.istudio.com/535238

http://martin-billings.fineartamerica.com

Photographer Notes
MY SATISFACTION AND SANGUINE LIFE

I'm a recalcitrant guy. A defiant, stubborn and rebellious individual, but one that loves making photographs. Photography provides a wonderful form of communication, and through my website Little Red Jacket and DeviantArt I have established some splendid friends, and rekindled the zest, creativity and imagination that forms the fundementals of my work.

Today, creating good imagery through digital photography is the very best medium for me. Gone are the days of expensive films, chemicals, and a great deal of hope. Ultimate success in capturing exactly what was intended as the shutter closes is, I admit rare, but many photographs result in satisfaction and receive wonderful comments from site visitors. This in turn brings great relief to me, and a modicum of achievement. I never cease to learn something new each day.

An irreverent eye and a penchant for using available light some say my photographs are absorbing and generous, others say I deceit spectators with a delicate and refined play of the imagination.

- I prefer email contact: mbgimmeahugltd@yahoo.co.uk

- If you're a model and want to work/collaborate, email me.

- Or phone me, I don't bite on: +44 (0) 7910 054 082.


Credits
Oh yeah the work bit... A smattering of plaudits never enough to be satisfactory...



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